journalism

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The Election Day win of President-elect Donald Trump has left pollsters, journalists and many others looking for lessons learned. Among the men and women who prepare tomorrow’s journalists, there is also some soul-searching. Many are looking to recalibrate.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a tribute to the late George E. Curry, a veteran journalist and civil rights activist who was considered by many to be a dean of the Black press died August 20, 2016. He was 69. Born George Edward Curry on February 23, 1947, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; his mother worked as a domestic and his father was a mechanic. Curry's father abandoned the family when Curry was just seven years old, leaving him to step into the role...

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From Texas Standard: Former news anchor for the CBS Evening News and journalism great Dan Rather stepped into the Texas Standard studio this week, along with his grandson Martin Rather , to announce the inaugural winner of the Rather Prize . We asked them about the prize and spoke to Dan Rather about the future of journalism, presidential campaigns and more.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with retired renowned television journalist Bernard Shaw. Shaw covered many monumental 20th century events, from the Jonestown tragedy to Tienanmen Square, and he helped launch news network CNN as its chief anchor. While serving in the Marine Corps, from 1959 to 1963, Shaw introduced himself to CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite , declaring his intention to join Cronkite at CBS in the future. The respected...

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Michel Martin, weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered. In 2006 Martin came to NPR and launched Tell Me More , a one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that aired on NPR stations nationwide from 2007-2014 and dipped into thousands of important conversations taking place in the corridors of power, but also in houses of worship, and barber shops and beauty shops, at...

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From Texas Standard : At a major intersection in Humble, Texas – just north of Houston – a striking new billboard officially unveiled today. It faces south on the Eastex Freeway – you can't miss it. It will give many people pause, but that's the idea.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Robert C. Maynard, journalist, newspaper publisher, editor and former owner of the Oakland Tribune newspaper. Maynard was a charismatic leader who changed the face of American journalism, built a four-decade career on the cornerstones of editorial integrity, community involvement, improved education and the importance of the family. He was the co-founder of the Institute for Journalism Education , a...

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Bob Ray Sanders retired associate editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Sanders worked many years at the Dallas/Fort Worth PBS and NPR affiliate KERA-TV /KERA-FM, where he served as reporter, producer, station manager, and vice president. Few African American journalists in North Texas have had the career that Bob Ray Sanders has had. The popular columnist for the Fort Worth Star Telegram career has spanned...

Rebecca Davis

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected through technology, the need for international news has steadily increased. But America’s appetite for foreign journalism has never been that large. Many traditional news outlets have cut down on foreign correspondents, which makes author and professor Tracy Dahlby an increasingly rare subspecies of journalist. Dahlby’s memoir, “Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent’s Notebook,” provides a remarkable look at his vast experiences in Asia and the transformation of media that’s still on the way.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Robert C. Maynard, journalist, newspaper publisher, editor and former owner of the Oakland (CA) Tribune newspaper. Maynard was a charismatic leader who changed the face of American journalism, built a four-decade career on the cornerstones of editorial integrity, community involvement, improved education and the importance of the family. He was the co-founder of the Institute for Journalism Education , a nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding opportunities for minority journalists at the nation's newspapers.

Laura Rice, KUT News

I spent two weeks in the West African country of Ghana in late January and early February. The trip was part of an exchange program through the International Center for Journalists and was sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The goal of my journey was to learn about the media climate of an another country and to collect stories to share via KUT . Along the way, I tweeted. Here's a look at the story my tweets tell :

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The purpose of my journey to Ghana is to learn about the media industry and the daily lives of journalists. The exchange program I'm on through the International Center for Journalists also sent Ghanaian journalists to the United States . Three other countries (Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda) are also part of the exchange. While, after less than a week in Ghana, I'm certainly not an expert on the media climate, I do have a few interesting observations that I thought would be worth sharing. As...

Attorney General Eric Holder has defended the Justice Department's actions in secretly obtaining journalists' phone records as part of a probe into leaks of classified material, but said he himself had nothing to do with the subpoena. Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Holder said he'd recused himself from the investigation at the time the records were sought, and that Deputy Attorney General Jim Cole was in charge of the case in which phone records of Associated Press reporters were...

Mexico is reeling from another round of brutal murders of journalists. Four journalists and photographers who covered the police beat have been killed in eastern Mexico's crime-ridden state of Veracruz. There's a new call for the federal government to take measures to protect journalists in a country where more and more reporters censor themselves out of fear. The ceremony to remember the most recent killings took place last weekend in Mexico City on the steps of the Monument of Independence...

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Tayyeb Afridi is visiting KUT from the Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan, a region that borders Afghanistan. He is on a US Pakistan Journalism Exchange through the International Center for Journalists . From the moment I stepped off the plane, I was struck by how different everything looked especially the way people dressed. If I were to judge Americans dress by Pakistans dress code , they would be considered nude. I saw men and women both showing their legs, arms and sometimes even midriffs. I had to remind myself, Hey man, this isnt rare; its the culture of America. That doesnt mean that short dress should be a sign of nudity. I was really looking forward to a wonderful adventure of 33 days in the United States of America. The first six days flew by. It was very busy, so busy that I didnt have a chance to think about what I had seen on my first day.

Texas A&M University recently barred its employees from telling students to file open records requests under the state's public information act. Now, a group of fifteen journalism organizations is weighing in on the debate. A letter from the groups, posted on the Poynter journalism blog , accuses the University of using a "potentially illegal" policy to "squelch investigations by its own students." It seems no coincidence that the System’s new policy interpretation follows closely on the...